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Old 03-03-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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This was pubished in Nature, one of the most highly regarded scienfitic research journals in the world.

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[LEFT]BERKELEY, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- With many of Earth's animal species declining, some scientists are warning of mass extinctions, something that has occurred five times in 540 million years.

Each of the previous mass extinctions resulted in at least three-quarters of all animal species going extinct.

University of California, Berkeley, paleobiologists studying the status of mammals and other species in terms of possible extinction, compared to past episodes, say they find cause for hope as well as alarm, a UCB release reported Wednesday.

"If you look only at the critically endangered mammals … and assume that their time will run out, and they will be extinct in 1,000 years, that puts us clearly outside any range of normal, and tells us that we are moving into the mass extinction realm," said Anthony D. Barnosky, UCB professor of biology. "If currently threatened species -- those officially classed as critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable -- actually went extinct, and that rate of extinction continued, the sixth mass extinction could arrive within as little as 3 to 22 centuries."


Read more: Scientists raise mass extinction concerns - UPI.com



3-22centuries?

Basically right around the corner. LOL.

I guess in the grand scheme of time that's like next Tuesday, but still-we'll all be gone by then anyway.[/LEFT]
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can they get a head start and do away with flies and mosquitoes now?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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According to some, we're already living through a mass extinction now. I think we lose something like 100 species everyday or something.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
Your such a hater. LOL
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
We'll pray fer you'uns! Y'all's circling the drain far faster than we'uns is.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
Amen!
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
They'd probably welcome it as validation of their beliefs...



...and then blame gay people
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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This was pubished in Nature, one of the most highly regarded scienfitic research journals in the world.

.....a UCB release reported Wednesday.

"If you look only at the critically endangered mammals … and assume that their time will run out, and they will be extinct in 1,000 years, that puts us clearly outside any range of normal, and tells us that we are moving into the mass extinction realm," said Anthony D. Barnosky, UCB professor of biology.
Someone needs to tell those clowns at Nature that UCB was a bank, and is not a proper acronym for the main campus of The University of California. Ranks up there with the horrid "Cali" in my book.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Can they start with the Bible Belt? Is there some way to ****** that mass extinction stuff so it happens like that? But I mean now, not in 3 to 22 centuries.
And the world will be just all honky-dory then, won't it?
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